‘Hooker’ Guitar: GOP Music

March 12, 2009

The new normal for Republicans exemplified by such goings on:

  • Inverness Police say former Cook County Republican Chairman Gary Skoien admitted having two prostitutes in his children’s playroom when his wife walked in on him early Sunday morning.
    The allegation is in a domestic battery report from Skoien, 55, against his 36-year-old, 5-foot-4-inch, 110-pound wife.
    He said she beat him with her fists and an electric guitar.

Skoien denies there were hookers with him in the playroom, just he and a couple of female friends sitting in the playroom talking at 5 AM when his wife came in and began beating him with “a hard heavy electric guitar.”

(Illustration of Gary Skoien found here).

However, the police blotter in Inverness, a Chicago suburb, say otherwise:

  • The police report said Skoien had cuts and blood on his hands and there was blood on the walls and stairs near the playroom.
    The police report said Skoien “told [the responding officer] he did in fact have prostitutes with him in the playroom when his wife caught him.”
    The playroom looked like “a struggle of some kind took place there…There were items turned and tossed around the room,” the report said.
    “That’s how it was reported to us,” Barrington/Inverness Police Deputy Chief Jerry Libit said.

The wife, Eni Skoien, spent two nights in a lock-up before being released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond after being charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.
The couple have been married 13 years and apparently the marriage had already gone south before the hookers incident — He went to police a week earlier after she had supposedly struck him “while he was brushing his teeth.”
There’s two sides to every “normal” coin and Skoien told his version of the story Wednesday to Chicago’s WBBM Newsradio that his wife was drunk when she came home the night before the playroom brawl, “I’m not sure why the police report characterizes the people that were at the house later on the way they do. It was an allegation my wife made, but it was an allegation made in anger.”
Pissed might be better word usage.
Since there’s three children involved in this messy shit — ages 5, 7 and 8 — the whole affair is sad, sad.

What is it about Republicans and illicit sex? Especially in the pay-for-play/porn couplet.
Maybe being a member of the GOP creates a wigged-out view of morals: In a recent study, most online porn is consumed by US states considered to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption.
A situation usually dubbed as hypocrisy.

And on top of Michael Steele’s dim-witted, nit-witted float about the GOP ether, and the dumb-assed “infighting” of the Republican wingnuts, there’s still the hooker man making news: Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, late of the late DC Madam scandal.

Mr. Vitter claimed a “very serious sin in my past” associating himself with Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s up-flight bordello, but was a streetwalker man from way back, reportedly visiting a Canal Street cat-house well before all the DC business erupted.
The DC Madam affair ended hard: Palfrey killed herself by hanging, and one of her employees, a former University of Maryland professor, also committed suicide after being charged with prostitution.
Vitter still creates ass-cracks for the GOP in the Senate, but seems destined to get slaughtered in any kind of re-election bid next year, even facing possible opposition from porn star Stormy Daniels, who says, “Politics can’t be any dirtier of a job than the one I am already in.”

(Illustration of David Vitter found here).

Up pops Vitter again this week, pitching a bitch fit at Dulles Airport:

  • …arrived Thursday evening at his United Airlines gate 20 minutes before the plane was scheduled to depart, only to find the gate had already been closed.
    Undeterred, Vitter opened the door, setting off a security alarm and prompting an airline worker to warn him that entering the gate was forbidden.
    Vitter, our spy said, gave the airline worker an earful, employing the timeworn “do-you-know-who-I-am” tirade that apparently grew quite heated.

And adds the Washington Post:

  • Vitter, for his part, issued a statement chalking up the incident as a misunderstanding and dismissing the report as something that appeared in what he called a “silly gossip column.”
    Unfortunately for Vitter, however, the story lives on.
    Not only were there scads of stories in today’s papers about the incident but the Transportation Security Administration is also looking into the fact that Vitter allegedly opened a security door and set off an alarm in the process.

Read a personal aspect of the Vitter airport meltdown here, which calls the incident “not surprising.”

Prostitution and good government, a gloved pair from way back  in history:

  • Greek literature refers to three classes of prostitutes: pornai, or slave prostitutes; freeborn street prostitutes; and hetaera, educated prostitute-entertainers who enjoyed a level of social influence that was denied to nearly all non-prostitute women.

GOPers are really themselves the worst kind of prostitute-entertainers, creating a kind of anti-pleasure — singing without a song and way short a tune.

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